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MJR Live by arrangement with Intertain presents..
+ special guests
Friday 30th August @ Reading Sub89
Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £15adv
“Fronted by Buster Bloodvessel (born Douglas Trendle), the band was formed in 1976 while the
members were together at Woodberry Down Comprehensive School near Manor House, North
London. They were at their most popular during the early 1980s, during a period when other ska
revival bands such as Madness,The Specials and The Selecter, filled the charts. Bad Manners spent
111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983 and they also achieved chart success
with their first four studio albums.
After becoming popular in their native London, Bad Manners signed to Magnet Records in 1980 for
a six figure sum, and became regular guests on TV shows like Tiswas.
Some of their more notable hits include "My Girl Lollipop", "Lip Up Fatty", "Can
Can", "Lorraine", "Just A Feeling" and "Special Brew". One of the main reasons for their notoriety,
was their outlandish huge-tongued and shaven-headed frontman, Buster Bloodvessel. His manic
exploits got them banned from the British BBC TV chart show Top of the Pops. The band was also
banned from Italian TV after Buster mooned a concert audience, after being told that the Pope was
watching on TV.
Fast forward 36 years from their beginning as a band and they have had more make up's, break up's,
hit singles, world tours and TV appearances than we could even begin to try and list. What we do
know for definite is that Bad Manners are one of the UK's favourite live bands of the past 30 years
and on the 30th August they will perform a special show at Sub89, Reading as part of their now annual UK tour, bringing along special guest support for the ultimate
party night out!”